Viet Noodle Bar in Atwater expands
Viet Noodle Bar in Atwater Village has just expanded (into this room, pictured right), and the restaurant's menu has expanded as well, as of last Friday. The owner, Viet Tran, also owns Viet Soy Cafe in Silver Lake, which is about the size of one of these tables. New dishes include bo xao cai-xoong (watercress beef salad), bun thang (organic chicken noodle soup), mi quang chay (vegan noodles with red leaf, mushrooms and tofu) and a lovely list of banh mi -- Vietnamese baguette sandwiches -- on baguettes made for the restaurant from its own recipe by a San Gabriel bakery. If you're in the neighborhood this Sunday, stop by for the expansion party, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, which will feature sandwiches, spring rolls and wine from the shop down the street.
Viet Noodle Bar, 3133 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village. (323) 906-1575. (Note: no alcohol or credit cards.)
-- Amy Scattergood
(Photo of Viet Noodle Bar by Amy Scattergood)